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Data science workshops open to Vanderbilt community

Sep. 17, 2021—The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute is offering a number of workshops this fall open to students, faculty and community members to familiarize them with data science tools. Workshops take place in Classroom 2001A of the Sony Building located at 1400 18th Avenue South. Some sessions also may have a virtual Zoom option. The workshops are:...

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School of Engineering announces 14 faculty appointments

Sep. 16, 2021—Ten CS faculty join school in first year of Destination Vanderbilt: Computer Science initiative The Vanderbilt University School of Engineering announces the appointment of 14 faculty members to its full-time teaching staff, which includes 10 new computer science faculty members appointed during the first year of the Destination Vanderbilt: Computer Science initiative, part of a $100 million university...

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Technologies can help drivers maintain the two-second rule to improve road safety and traffic flow

Sep. 16, 2021—By Marissa Shapiro The two-second rule, taught in driver’s ed classes across the country, is a rule of thumb that helps drivers maintain a safe distance from the car ahead at any speed. Adhering to the two-second rule can be difficult. A team of engineers led by Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental...

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Frist Center for Autism and Innovation receives 2021 Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award

Sep. 15, 2021—Frist Center grand opening (John Russell) By Marissa Shapiro The American Association for Access, Equity and Diversity announced that the Frist Center for Autism and Innovation will receive the Edward M. Kennedy Community Service Award at the association’s annual awards ceremony in October. The Edward M. Kennedy Award is presented to an individual or organization...

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Vanderbilt Engineering is 36th in 2022 ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Sep. 13, 2021—The Vanderbilt School of Engineering is No. 36 in the 2022 U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges rankings released today. The school rose one spot from 2021 and is tied with Arizona State University, Brown University, North Carolina State, University of Notre Dame and the University of Virginia. MIT is ranked No. 1. In the spring...

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Team awarded $2.3 million NIH grant to evaluate new, more accurate ultrasound methods

Sep. 9, 2021—New acquisition and reconstruction solutions for ultrasound imaging developed by a Vanderbilt team aim to fundamentally improve the ability to obtain high quality, clinically relevant images, especially in cases of heart disease. With a new, $2.3 million National Institutes of Health grant, the researchers will evaluate their advances on a specific subset of cardiac imaging...

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$1.9 million NIH project to investigate effects of shear stress on cancer cells

Sep. 9, 2021—A biomedical engineering professor has received a $1.9 million NIH grant to investigate the effects of mechanical stimuli such as shear stress on the behavior of cancer cells in blood flow. J. Lawrence Wilson Professor Mike King and his research group will develop the devices for the study as well as new cell lines to...

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Landmark study examines decarbonization of U.S. inland waterways

Sep. 7, 2021—Sept. 23 webinar to cover challenges, options for inland fleet A landmark new report by Vanderbilt transportation and environmental engineers looks toward decarbonization of U.S. waterways and evaluates the potential for possible future propulsion technologies and alternative fuels to reduce carbon emissions. The comprehensive study, the first to examine the U.S. inland waterway system through...

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